Seeking the opportunity to return to the east coast and continue to work with international students as an academic advisor and/or recruiter to prepare and assist with the transition to, and challenges of college matriculation in the United States.
Academic AdvisorMay 2011 - Aug 2014 Northern Arizona UniversityThe W. A. Franke College of BusinessFlagstaff, Arizona
Advises students regarding information, academic requirements, and college and university procedures Advises international students from China, Japan, and the Middle East Prepares degree progression plans and letters of verification for embassies as required Prepares advising materials such as student information, advising guides and recruitment materials Evaluates and processes applications for the Business Professional Program Facilitates orientation and visitation/tour presentations Assists with Black Student Convocation and commencement ceremony.
Director of Undergraduate ProgramsAug 2014 - Current Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff, Arizona
Credentials Evaluator, Senior Examines and evaluates complex academic records/credentials of students applying for admission into the university Evaluates and certifies complex credentials and transcripts for freshman and transfer students to determine admissions/acceptance/denial.
Ensures authenticity of documents.
Interprets courses for transfer credit eligibility Provides assistance and information during campus visitation and orientation event to students and parents regarding NAU policies, procedures, and admissions requirements.
Advised and mentored undergraduate students placed on academic probation.
Monitored students' academic progress and referred students who were struggling to campus resources.
Pointed students to relevant information about academic and personal support services available at the college.
Program CoordinatorApr 1996 - Jul 1997 Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education Savannah State UniversitySavannah, Georgia
Responsible for designing, developing and supervising short courses, seminars, and workshops including selection of instructors, course dynamics, and scheduling.
Developed effective marketing strategies to promote adult continuing education and Center curriculum in the community.
Responsible for academic advisement and course enrollment of university independent study students; coordinated and disseminated information on independent study courses offered: transcribed and prepared for student transcripts upon course completion.
General Education Adjunct Professor/ InstructorSep 1991 - Jun 2005 Savannah State UniversitySavannah, Georgia
Instructed and assisted students in the academic and social transitions associated with college life.
The course curriculum focused on the development of specific success skills such as financial literacy, time management, note-taking and study strategies, critical thinking, effective communication, and career and academic guidance activities.
How to become a Master Student.
Admissions Counselor/ RecruiterSep 1991 - Jun 2009 Savannah State UniversitySavannah, Georgia
Recruited and counseled prospective students on courses of study, admissions procedures, and financial aid; evaluated transcripts and admitted / denied applicants; assisted with student advisement and registration Successful recruiting efforts single-handedly led to a 22 % increase in enrollment in less than two years Traveled extensively to represent the university at college fairs, career days, and high schools: and to make presentations to various community, regional and state groups and businesses Recruitment territory included yearly travel to England, West and South Africa, Bahamas and Canada Coordinated campus tours, annual visitation day, and implemented an early intervention program for elementary school students Assisted professor of music/ university choir director with advisement and supervision of concert choir members during rehearsals, performances and travel; planned and coordinated organization fundraisers, selected / ordered uniforms and accessories, conducted etiquette classes; responsible for hotel rooming lists and meal budget Proctor/ Test Administrator for SAT and other college standardized and placement tests.
Residence Hall CoordinatorJun 1989 - May 1990 Bennett College for WomenGreensboro, North Carolina
Responsible for comprehensive counseling and supervision of residents of assigned hall, including developing and implementing resident life activities and educational programs.
Trained and supervised two assistants; directed hall openings and closings, and enforced student policies related to residence hall living, and college policies.
Assisted Office of Admissions with recruitment, campus visitations, and orientation.
Bennett College for WomenGreensboro, North Carolina
Bachelor of Applied Arts: Fashion Merchandising (Business) Marketing and Public RelationsThe American College for the Applied ArtsAtlanta, Georgia Fashion Merchandising (Business) Marketing and Public Relations
Master of Education: Higher Education Leadership12 2013 Northern Arizona University Community CollegeFlagstaff, Arizona Higher Education Leadership